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Andrew Pinckney Inn
Ranked #20 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 31, 2009

My wife and I stayed at the API for two nights and would echo the views of other reviewers that this hotel is very well located for touring the downtown historic area on foot. Location of your room could also be key. We had a 'traditional king' room located in the annex. The room (no 101) was on the ground floor up a few steps from the main door. On check in I noted the presence of the lift shaft , an ice maker, and a refrigerated cold drink vending machine. Apprehensive at the prospect of noise disturbance I asked for a room change. Although the staff on reception checked the rooming list no alternative was available but they did offer to check again the following day. In view of our short stay I declined their offer and decided to stay put. As events transpired we were not troubled too much by noise but the potential for noise disturbance in this room (and adjacent rooms 102 and 103 on the same floor) would appear significant. Overall we enjoyed our stay and found the staff very pleasant and helpful. We took the continental breakfast and as the weather was benign we were able to enjoy the roof terrace however seating there did appear limited. We were also fortunate to find a space in the hotel car park where we left the car and explored this wonderful town on foot. As room size and location in this hotel could be critical (based on our experience and other reviews) it probably pays to check in as early as you can or make a specific request when making a reservation. Overall a satisfactory experience representing average value for money

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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AndrewPinckneyInn, General Manager at Andrew Pinckney Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2009

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with other potential future guest.
The title of your comments is definitly spot on with our wonderful location in the downtown Historic District. Footsteps away from the famed Market Street, surrounded by restuarants, touring convenience and of course shopping on King Street.

Thanks for acknowledging the fact that we did all possible to accommodate your requests during your stay. Historic Inns and older buildings do present some special challenges with the location of vending machines for our guest's convenience. We do all possible to soften any noise concerns and appreciate guest's comments and suggestions. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Best Regards,
Barry Hutto
General Manager
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Reviewed May 28, 2009

This Inn was a very nice place to stay in Charleston. It was convenient to many shops and restaurants in the area. We wished our room had been a bit larger and had a window to the outside instead of the window looking out to a comfy lounge area, but the room, such as it was, was nice and the bed very comfortable. The front office personnel were outstanding, especially Sandy, who helped us plan activities for one of the days we stayed there, including restaurant recommendations. The breakfast area was located atop the part of the Inn that is across the street from the main building and it was very enjoyable to be able to eat and have such a nice view. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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AndrewPinckneyInn, General Manager at Andrew Pinckney Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2009

Thanks for taking the time to post your comments about your recent stay here at the Andrew Pinckney Inn. Our goal is to exceed our guest's expectations especially with our guest service. It is rewarding for our employees to hear that we did such a fine job in making your stay a special one.

It is our hope that we will become your "special home away from home" when visiting Charleston.

Best Regards,
Barry Hutto
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Reviewed May 27, 2009

My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon and had a perfect experience.. right in the middle of downtown Charleston. Within walking distance of everything. The service was friendly and helpful. They had a delicious continental breakfast on the rooftop terrace and coffee and tea in the lobby in the afternoons. Very cozy and charming. We were there over the fourth of July weekend and watched the fireworks from the terrace with a handful of the other guests. I can't imagine staying somewhere else when we come back to Charleston.

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled as a couple
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AndrewPinckneyInn, General Manager at Andrew Pinckney Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2009

Thanks for letting the Andrew Pinckney Inn be a part of such a special event in your life... your Honeymoon! We are so glad to hear that we helped make that time even more memorable.

You have to come visit again soon to see the wonderful renovations to the Rooftop Terrace.
Perhaps a special anniversary trip during the 4th of July celebrations once again this year.

Best Regards,
Barry Hutto
General Manager
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Reviewed May 21, 2009

My friend and I stayed here one night. We had a good rate, however we now know why. The breakfast area was directly above our room, so at the early hours you could hear people walking around,chairs moving. The breakfast was nice, nothing special, but nice view. A cruiseship had some in on Saturday, so there were a ton of people around. This Inn is a perfect location to get on the carriage tours, the market area. Not too many blocks from King St, where the shopping is. Lil Cricket is a convenience store if you need to bring snacks back to your room.
We did the haunted jail, but would not recommend it. The adjoining building had people working in it, lights on, people coming and going. Didn't really get any "scary" pictures or anything that looked like ghosts, but the stories were entertaining.
Can't comment much on food. We did not eat at any nice places. Had a late lunch at the Southend Brewery. Good crab cakes. The bars were packed, so we didn't go into any.
The front desk was friendly and had these yummy chocolate chip cookies with blue and white M&M's. (represent state flag) All the hotels we looked at were pricey in this area. Days Inn-friends stayed there last year and there were cockroaches in their room.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 12, 2009

I live in SC so I have traveled more than my share of times to Charleston. But, this trip was the first one where I've stayed at the Andrew Pinckney Inn. I only stayed one night so I cannot speak much about the service. What was asked was answered quickly by the team. Charleston has a lot to offer in way of beautiful inns but everything books up quickly and this was one of the few inns that was available last notice and/or also allowed a one night booking on the weekend, which was great.

The Inn, itself, is located just a block from the Market. It's situated for easy access to all the fun things to do downtown. Walking is quite easy; so you can just park your car and leave it for the night. Speaking of parking, the Inn has very limited space so we had to park in the Bank of America parking lot, which wasn't an issue unless you have a lot of luggage that you would need to carry in.

The Inn is separated into two buildings with the bulk of the rooms across the street from the main building that houses the Lobby. The decor has the overall SC coast feel to it; very simple and beautiful. The room that I was in was very nice, if a bit small. But, with two of us, it didn't feel cramped. The restroom was a bit smaller than I would have liked, though. But, it had a large vanity. And, from my room, I had an excellent view of a traditional Charleston home so I couldn't complain.

The only real drawbacks to my stay was that I noticed a few small ants in my restroom the next morning but, being in the South and staying in an old building, it really didn't concern me overmuch. Also, the continential breakfast left a little to be desired, even though I knew that it was continential before we booked.

Overall, a really great place and, with the prices of other places similar in town, it was a great bargain.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with friends
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AndrewPinckneyInn, General Manager at Andrew Pinckney Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2009

Thanks for taking the time to share your comments for potential future guest. You certainly mentioned some wonderful attributes of the Andrew Pinckney Inn. Our great guest service, location of the Inn in the Historic District and unique historic features.

Because the Inn is housed in two century old buildings it makes for several of our rooms to be most charming and quaint with unique features such as exposed brick, original heart of pine floors and other features that vary from room to room. Why stay in an ordinary hotel when you can stay in a Historic Inn and experience the real feel and charm for one of America's oldest and most unique cities.

We hope that you will stay with us again in the future when you have more than one night to take in the sights and sounds of our beautiful city.

Best Regards,
Barry Hutto
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Andrew Pinckney Inn

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Reviewed April 22, 2009

I did an extensive study of all the places to stay in Charleston, and after reading all of the reviews we decided the Andrew Pinckney would fit our budget. We like small, quiet, historical inns, and were not disappointed. We were impressed with the way the management reads the TA reviews and remedies the problems mentioned by former customers. We found the inn to be very private, quiet, clean, with a helpful staff, beautiful heart pine floors, and a very romantic deck which you sit on for breakfast, but enjoy the view of the harbor and the lights of Charleston at night. Our first night was in a small but elegant room that had unexpected noise from the restaurant next door due to a St. Patrick's Day celebration. The next day the manager graciously set us up in one of the most beautiful and quiet rooms that we have ever been in. The people who work there are extremely helpful...you just have to ask. Cynthia served a wonderful continental buffet breakfast with various kinds of muffins, eggs, yogurts, fresh fruit salad, hot biscuits and gravy, cereal, coffee, tea, two juices (NO MORE FUNKY ORANGE JUICE!) and something extra each day. Cynthia is a very friendly gem and wealth of information. We loved the location, and yes, a few very expensive hotels were located right at the market place, but the Andrew Pinckney is still very close to everything...just far enough away (2 city blocks) to be in a quieter location. We took the money we saved by not staying in one of the expensive hotels and used it to eat out at the fabulous places that the staff suggested (French restaurant was fabulous!). Our stay was wonderful. Our beautiful room was in what some hot headed reviewer called "a cement box". It is pretty ugly outside (kept that way due to historical accuracy) but inside the rooms are very elegant with a dining lobby for breakfast and also with beautiful heart pine floors. Take the time to look at the gorgeous photos of the area that was criticised. You will enjoy this inn!

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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AndrewPinckneyInn, General Manager at Andrew Pinckney Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2009

Thanks for taking the time to share your comments about your recent stay here at the Andrew Pinckney Inn. It is always great to hear that our entire staff went beyond expectations in making your stay a most pleasant one.

As you mentioned in your review we are fortunate to have such historical and distinquishing features at the Andrew Pinckney Inn as the heart of pine wooden floors, Rooftop Terrace with views of the Market Street area and Charleston Shipping Port. Along with a great location in the heart of the Historic District we have much to offer.

It is our goal to make the Andrew Pinckney Inn a special place for your getaways in a hectic and hurried world.

Best Regards,
Barry Hutto
General Manager

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Reviewed April 11, 2009

We were very pleased by the cleanliness and service at the Andrew Pinckney. The two-level ("Townhouse") suite we had for our wedding weekend was superb, and all the guests were very happy with their stay. The staff was very helpful. The only downside was that some of the interior rooms, on the inner ring of the hotel, were cramped.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled with family
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AndrewPinckneyInn, General Manager at Andrew Pinckney Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2009

Thanks so much for choosing the Andrew Pinckney Inn to be a part of such a special occasion. We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments with other future guest. It was great to hear that your wedding guest enjoyed their stay as well as yourself. We do have a few select smaller quaint rooms that are part of our queen room inventory. They do have charming features such as the heart of pine wooden floors, writing desk and beautiful bathroom vanities made specifically for the Andrew Pinckney Inn. Because of their size we do offer a more economical rate that is less than the traditional larger rooms and suites.

We hope to have you return possibly for one of your future anniversaries or another occasion.

Respectfully,
Barry Hutto
General Manager

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Address: 40 Pinckney St, Charleston, SC 29401-3115
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Charleston
#12 Family Hotel in Charleston
#13 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#14 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
Price Range: $189 - $454 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Andrew Pinckney Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the historic district and recently restored, the Andrew Pinckney Inn is at the center of everything Charleston has to offer. With our ideal downtown location, find yourself just steps away from the lively atmosphere of renowned restaurants and shops that surround Charleston’s historic City Market. For over 200 years, the Charleston City Market has been a retreat for both locals and visitors to find unique treasures delivered by over 100 vendors. And with a mild year-round climate, Charleston, SC is best enjoyed outdoors. Spend the day exploring our charming city, or soak in the warm sunshine on our rooftop terrace which boasts stunning views of the Charleston skyline and vibrant harbor. ... more   less 
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